Karen Nussle

Guest Blogger

Washington, D.C.

Karen is a veteran communications strategist with experience in the private, public, political and non-profit sectors. Her work has included strategic communications plans, public relations, advocacy campaigns, corporate communications, strategic planning, lobbying and advocacy and media training.

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Posted Nov. 6, 2015

9 Ways the Wall Street Journal Got It Wrong on Common Core

This week the Wall Street Journal published an extensive front page story that, at best, misrepresented the persistence of the…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Aug. 25, 2015

Polling Reinforces Support for High Standards

On August 24, 2015, Karen Nussle, Executive Director of the Collaborative for Student Success, issued the following memo on recently released poll results…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted June 9, 2015

Just ‘Tell It Like It Is,’ Chris Christie: The Standards Are Working

A crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls has some candidates doing cartwheels to appeal to voters, shamelessly recanting past beliefs…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Apr. 10, 2015

More Fizzle Than Spark: GOP Efforts to Sink Common Core Are Failing

In the wake of last year’s midterms, Common Core standards appeared to be squarely in the crosshairs of newly-elected Republican…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Feb. 2, 2015

10 Questions for Candidates Pandering on Common Core

“Let the pandering begin!” That’s how radio host Jan Mickelson kicked off the Iowa Freedom Summit last weekend, an event…

By Karen Nussle

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Posted Sep. 21, 2017

Ninth-Grade GPAs Predict Kids’ Futures and Chicago Is Raising Them

Today, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research has issued a new report that reveals all the ways ninth-grade GPA can predict students’ futures.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Sep. 20, 2017

Coffee Break: Andrea Castañeda on How Tulsa Is Earning a Place on the Map

Andrea Castañeda recently joined Tulsa Public Schools as the district’s chief innovation officer, working alongside Chiefs for Change member Superintendent Deborah Gist. Castañeda brings with…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 19, 2017

7 Days Before Graduation My Student Disappeared, But That’s Not What Made Me Cry

I remember the first time I saw her walking down the school corridor like she owned the place. She did. She was known as the…

By Melissa Revuelta

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